Sparkle Box is a monthly subscription box for jewelry. I signed up earlier this month to give it a try, so I can add to my accessories collection. I’m generally choosy about jewelry, but Sparkle Box allows you to choose between various styles to suit your tastes. I asked to alternate between Trendy and Subtle. I love statement necklaces and would love to have more, but I’d also like to have something more timeless.
I received my box a week after signing up. It’s a lot smaller than I assumed! I suppose judging from other people’s pictures (check out their reviews at the bottom!), I thought it would be a big box. Heh. It’s no bigger than a jewelry gift box.
Upon unwrapping the box, you’re greeted with a personalized card with your name printed on top. How cute! I really love the bow too. Good packaging right there. On the card is a list of pieces sent to you, and each jewelry piece is individually bagged in organza bags. Unwrapping the entire thing was a ritualistic experience. It was enjoyable.
I received three pieces this month in the Trendy category:
- Bead Me Up! Necklace in Fierce Fuchsia
- Callie Clover Earrings in Leopard
- All Eyes on Blue Bracelet
This isn’t a bad haul at all for what I paid.
Here’s the bracelet in action! Its quality leaves much to be desired. It feels cheap and light. My card’s description for this bracelet mentions a “translucent blue gem,” but let’s be real, you won’t be getting any precious stones in a $25/mo bundle.
But it does look cute. I love the colors, but it’s too long for me. I have tiny wrists, and I did say so in the little survey they had me do at sign up, but this bracelet would slide down my forearm. In fact, I can close the toggle clasp before putting it on and slip my hand through easily. I’m not sure if that was the intended look. I don’t like my bracelets sliding so much.
Here’s the necklace. I’ll be honest with you guys: I owned a necklace like this in high school. I got it for ten pesos in Cebu. I guess my preference hasn’t changed much over the years! So I really like this, except when I first picked it up, a bead fell off immediately into my living room rug. Meep. I hope that doesn’t happen again.
Having so many strands, this necklace also feels quite heavy. That’s not a dealbreaker, but it has been hot lately, and I wouldn’t want this around my neck this time of year. I guess this would be a spring/fall transition accessory for me.
I’m not a huge fan of animal print, but if I had to wear it, I supposed it could be on my earrings. This pair is different from what I’d usually get. I don’t think they’re bad at all. I can see myself sporting these with a few outfits. Why not?
Though much like the bracelet, you can feel the cheapness on these earrings. I think they look good, but certainly not things I can count longevity on. Ah well, they’re trendy. I probably wouldn’t be wearing them for a long time anyway as they’ll be outdated someday.
Why do I look so sad/mad? Haha! It was pretty humid the day I took these pictures, so I guess I was a little grumpy. Well, here’s another look at the necklace in action! It’s my favorite out of the bundle.
Overall, my first impression of Sparkle Box is just alright. I was lucky to be grandfathered into their $19 a month plan just before they raised it to $25. For $19 a month, it’s a decent deal. For $25, it’s a tepid one. The cost-to-quality ratio isn’t anything mind-blowing with the new pricing.
You’d benefit from this subscription box if you enjoy collecting accessories. I think having style categories help their case, as no matter what your personal style, you’re bound to find at least one thing to like. I’ll keeping my subscription for the Subtle box next month. I’m curious about what I’m gonna get next.